Accident Shaanxi Yunshuji Y-8 31242, Thursday 4 January 2001
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Date:Thursday 4 January 2001
Type:Shaanxi Yunshuji Y-8
Owner/operator:People's Liberation Army - Air Force - PLAAF
Registration: 31242
Year of manufacture:1980
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Zhengzhou, Henan Province -   China
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Zhengzhou Air Base
On January 4 two Y-8 transport planes (31242 and 31243) of the China Air Force crashed on approach to Zhengzhou Air Base. One airplane struck a house, killing six people on the ground. The other airplane crashed in a field. All sixteen crew members of both Y-8's are reported dead. The exact breakdown (8 each) is assumed. Also, it has not been reported if 31242 or 31243 crashed into the house. To add to the confusion, official reports state that both aircraft crashed as a result of tailplane icing while other reports indicate that both planes collided.




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25-Apr-2024 07:34 RDV Updated [Location, Narrative]

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